Woman, child killed in bombing in Egypt's North Sinai

Ahram Online , Monday 23 Nov 2015

This is the second attack to take place in North Sinai on Monday, with the first killing one policeman and injuring two conscripts

A woman and a child were killed in Egypt after a bomb detonated in the El-Jurah district of El-Arish city in North Sinai's Sheikh Zuwaid, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

According to a security source, the bomb, seemingly planted to target police and army forces, exploded as a donkey cart carrying the victims was passing by.

Earlier on Monday, an improvised explosive device (IED) killed a policeman and injured two conscripts in the troubled governorate. The IED exploded while a patrol vehicle was passing through the Abu-Taweel area.

The Egyptian army has been battling an Islamist militant insurgency in parts of the North Sinai governorate for several years. The Islamist group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks in Sinai, which intensified following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

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